Review: Sci-fi thriller ‘Captive State’ more dense than tense

These characters in search of a soul, much less a personality and even the slightest sense of irony, include William Mulligan (John Goodman, dour and one-note), a veteran city cop (conflicted, natch) tracing the insurgents; Gabriel (“Moonlight’s” Ashton Sanders), a factory drone orphaned in the initial alien attack (seen in the film’s prologue); Rafe (Jonathan Majors), Gabriel’s older brother, long thought dead but actually alive and leading the uprising; and Jane Doe (Vera Farmiga, wasted in a handful of enigmatic scenes), a prostitute with a penchant for Nat King Cole records and, it seems, Mulligan.

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